THE distinctive Glasgow band Chou Pahrot was one of the highlights of the 10th Kelvingrove Free Music Festival in May 1987, staged by Radio Clyde.

A press release from the station said of them: “They appeared in the first festival back in 1978. The band broke up in 1980 but have reformed just for this event. They continue to be as outrageous both musically and in costume - one member of the band (male) wears a wedding dress and a monkey mask!”

Other groups slated to appear on the stage in Kelvingrove Park that Sunday afternoon of May 24th included Trident, Centurion, Anaconda, Fraser Speirs and Big George, Zero Zero, La Paz, and Chasar, the latter replacing Scheme, who had withdrawn.

The emphasis of the day, said Clyde, was on hard rock, so as to reflect the current trends in the charts.

“There is strong record-company interest in several of the bands appearing at the festival and it is likely that many of the major companies will be using the event to sample the current Scottish rock scene.”

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The bands all performed original material, which was recorded by Clyde on its 24-track mobile recording studio for transmission on the Friday-night rock show hosted by Tom Russell, who also compered the festival.

The seven-hour-long show was attended in the sunshine by an estimated 7,000 music fans (pictured). The station’s community wing, Clyde Action, helped to widen the festival’s family appeal by runnning a children’s fair.

The Kelvingrove bandstand reopened in 2014 after a £2.1 million refurbishment and has since staged concerts by many high-profile acts, including, most recently, Patti Smith, Burt Bacharach and The National.